Friday, May 29, 2009

Two concerts this Sunday afternoon

This Sunday afternoon, when it might be in the 80s, you can attend a concert of chamber music or an orchestra concert. Both programs contain new music.

Celebration Works: Upbeat/Downtown with the Alder Street Sextet

The Alder Street Sextet (Maria Choban, piano; Janet Bebb, flute; Ann van Bever, oboe; Nanita NcIlhattan, clarinet; Boyd Osgood, bassoon; David Crane, French horn) present an eclectic program of works for winds and piano, including: “Six Bagatells” for wind quintet by Gyorgy Ligeti, an homage to Bartok and Stravinsky; “Miniatures” for flute, oboe and piano by WIlliam Grant Still, inspired by folk songs from around the world; and the world premier of “Chehalem Sketches,” a work for piano and winds by George Fox University composition professor Brent Weaver. “Chehalem Sketches” was written specifically for the Alder Street Sextet and was inspired by the scenery and ethos of the Pacific Northwest.

Violinist Marya Kazmierski, violist Hunter Petty, cellist Betsy Goy and bassist Marc Bescond will join the wind players in two nonets: “Mouvements Perpetuels,” Op. 14 by Poulenc; and “Nonet” by Bohuslav Martinu.

Concert venue: First Presbyterian Church, 1200 S.W. Alder

Tickets are sold at the door. Adults: $10. Students/Seniors: $8. Free parking in underground garage at SW 12th and Morrison. For more information, please contact the church office during normal business hours (503) 228-7331.


Ken Selden, Music Director
Ben Thauland, Assistant Conductor

GOLIJOV ZZ's Dream (West Coast Premiere)
BUSER-MOLATORE Mardilaul (World Premiere)
SAINT-SAENS Cello Concerto No. 1 with Hamilton Cheifetz
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
LISZT Hamlet

May 31 Sun 3PM at St Mary's Academy
1615 SW 5th Ave at Market

General $10
Seniors $8
Students $6
Free with PSU ID or St Mary's ID
PSU Box Office 503 725-3307

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